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qualitative study

— A study based on analyses of interviews, focus groups or observations used for gathering non-numerical data to describe social phenomena, such as experiences of health problems and treatments


qualitative research

Full explanation:

Qualitative studies, which produce information only on the particular cases studied, usually explore "why" and "how" questions. Qualitative research is often used to gather rich, non-numerical data to describe social phenomena, using data collection procedures such as observation, interviews and text analysis.

See also:

research methods

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